RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery



Dr Jeffery Brennan
Dr Jeffery Brennan
Head of Department & Education Lead

Dr Ben Jonker
Dr Ben Jonker

A/Prof Brindha Shivalingam
Education Lead

Team Members

Sen Lect Rodney Allan
Sen Lect Rodney Allan

Dr Martin McGee-Collett
Dr Martin McGee-Collett

Dr Johnny Wong
Dr Johnny Wong
Research Lead

About the Department

The department of neurosurgery provides a comprehensive range of surgical treatment for patients with acute and chronic conditions affecting the neurological system. The team of six neurosurgeons undertake more than 1,000 operations and deliver care to more than 400 ambulatory care patients annually.


  • First intraoperative MRI in Australia
  • Support the RPA endovascular clot retrieval (ECR) service for acute ischaemic stroke in NSW
  • Only neurosurgical service with dedicated interventional neuroradiology (INR) capacity

Key Research Themes

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Brain and pituitary tumours
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Key Education & Training Activities

  • Graduate Medical Program - University of Sydney
  • Dedicated training sessions for surgical trainees

Areas of Expertise

  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Cranial procedures for brain tumours
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Epilepsy and functional neurosurgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Neuro-interventional angiogram
  • Spinal procedures including fusion

Useful Links

Affiliated Organisations

  • Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
  • Brain and Mind Centre – University of Sydney
  • Brainstorm


Neurosurgery Department
(02) 9515 8476
Department of Neurosurgery, Level 8, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown NSW 2050

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Building 75  Level 8 East
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
9515 8476
9515 7085 (8W2)
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